Dictionary Results for receptor

1. receptor - noun

· a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response

Hypernym(s): structure, anatomical_structure, complex_body_part, bodily_structure, body_structure

2. receptor - noun

· an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

Synonym(s): sense_organ, sensory_receptor

Hypernym(s): organ

Antonym(s): effector

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